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    Pope receives Lebanon’s new ambassador to Vatican

    Pope Francis accepted the credentials of Lebanon’s new ambassador to the Holy See Friday after the first candidate was originally rejected.
    Pictures were published in international media of Antonio Andary submitting his credentials to the Pope.
    Andary met with President Michel Aoun ahead of Christmas, when he received instructions and well wishes for his duties. Andary was previously Beirut’s ambassador to Argentina before he was appointed to the Vatican.
    Lebanon’s original candidate was Johny Ibrahim, but was quickly rejected by the Holy See for his previous affiliation with Freemasonry. Another point of reported controversy was the leaking of Ibrahim’s name before the Vatican’s consent.
    dailystar.com.lb

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